22 Hours Ago Promising minimal maintenance, lower operating costs, and a gorgeous modern design, Swedish company X Shore is making waves in the marine industry with their 100 percent electric-powered yachts.
Yesterday Just 15 minutes from New Zealand’s capital is an environmentally conscious house that enjoys the best of city and country living.
Yesterday Topped with green roofs and surrounded by walls of glass, the Beach Front Gardens homes in Costa Rica were designed by Tamarindo-based architectural firm Laboratory Sustaining Design (LSD) to embrace the coastal landscape.
2 Days Ago After spending a decade commuting to teach at Tokyo’s Waseda University and Art Architecture School, architect Takeshi Hosaka and his wife decided to leave their tiny 409-square-foot house in Yokohama for Tokyo, where they would build an even tinier house.
5 Days Ago Waiting for the bus is usually a drag, but what if the experience could instead become an opportunity to be closer to nature?
5 Days Ago Copenhagen-based architectural firm TREDJE NATUR has unveiled an urban housing proposal that ticks all the right boxes for beautiful and sustainable design.
6 Days Ago Named “Emerald Envisioning for Luonnonmaa 2070,” the futuristic vision calls for a utopian scheme where people and nature live in harmony within a sustainable community tapping into renewable energy sources, eco-tourism and reforestation.
6 Days Ago In the Cape Town township of Masiphumelele, approximately 30 percent of the residents are infected with HIV. To help the low-income community, South African architectural practice theMAAK partnered with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) to build a striking new public building to serve the area.
7 Days Ago In a Chicago suburb full of traditional gabled rooflines, California-based architectural firm Brooks + Scarpa has inserted a modern dwelling that puts a sculptural twist on a humble and overlooked building material: Chicago “Common” brick.
7 Days Ago From afar, this quaint guesthouse seems like a pile of rubble — but take a closer look and you’ll find a tiny and cozy getaway with interiors of Douglas fir.
8 Days Ago When a client approached Lisbon-based architectural practice Studio 3A for a small residential project in the seaside village of Comporta, the architects knew that a major challenge would be keeping the house naturally cool during the oppressively hot summers.
8 Days Ago Earlier this month, German architectural firm Ingenhoven Architects broke ground on Kö-Bogen II, a sustainable mixed-use development envisioned as the “new green heart” of Düsseldorf, Germany.
9 Days Ago Internationally acclaimed British-based artist Bruce Munro recently unveiled his largest site-specific project to date: Field of Light at Sensorio, a sprawling art installation that covers a hilly, countryside landscape with more than 58,800 stemmed fiber-optic lights powered by solar energy.
12 Days Ago International design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) has won first place in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group’s international competition with VITAE, a new research center in Milan that will be covered in a 650-foot-long urban vineyard.
12 Days Ago Can digital fabrication unlock a new frontier in low-cost timber construction? All signs point to yes in the IBA Timber Prototype House, a micro-architecture project that’s been playfully described as “a log cabin turned on its side” by its designers at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart.
13 Days Ago Britain’s Imperial War Museum has recently gained a new high-performance archive facility in Cambridgeshire, England that boasts the world record for air-tightness with results of 0.03 ach (air changes per hour).
13 Days Ago Improved housing could soon be coming to Pachacutec, a dusty shantytown on the outskirts of Lima. Peruvian architectural practice TRS Studio has proposed low-cost cargotecture dwellings that not only are sensitive to the local vernacular, but also offer improved comfort and safety as compared to existing housing.
14 Days Ago The University of California Santa Barbara boasts not only a beautiful campus near the ocean, but also recently completed student housing that’s been certified LEED Platinum.
15 Days Ago Having outgrown their single-story bungalow, a family approached Ghent-based architectural firm WE-S architecten for an expansion and renovation that would also bolster the home’s energy performance.
15 Days Ago Looking for a summer getaway that checks the boxes for chic and environmentally friendly style? Meet Lava Homes, a new eco-resort on Azores’ Pico Island that’s a relaxing escape for nature and yoga lovers alike.
19 Days Ago MAD Architects has unveiled a snowflake-shaped design for Terminal 3 of Harbin Taiping International Airport that draws inspiration from the region’s snowy landscape and boasts greater operational efficiency and energy savings as compared to typical terminal architecture.
19 Days Ago Move over plastic and aluminum—the headphones of the future may be built from fungus and biosynthetic spider silk. Helsinki-based multidisciplinary design studio Aivan recently unveiled Korvaa, the world’s first headset made exclusively from microbially grown materials.
20 Days Ago Belo Horizonte-based Tetro Arquitetura e Engenharia has completed the Inclined Slab House, a contemporary residence on a steep slope with full-height windows that blur the boundary between indoors and out.
20 Days Ago When a young family with two children approached Melbourne-based practice Gardiner Architects for a renovation and extension of their existing worker’s cottage, sustainable design was at the forefront of their minds.
20 Days Ago Wood warping typically creates unwanted and undesirable effects, yet the creators behind a unique new landmark in Urbach, Germany, have found a way to harness the naturally occurring deformity into an unexpected architectural possibility.